To circle clandestine doldrums of lust
Is a delicate sport
Coated in amorous consumption,
Rough hands clinging to melding flesh

Where I succumb to pulsing intoxication,
Shivers that begin to absorb hesitance
Beyond the cusp of sense,
Beyond the edge of consumption

Where I surrender to jagged rocks
That devour my innocence
And ravish ample skin
With love bites

Dissipating into lilac blemishes,
Stains that tattoo my skin
With loving adoration
Or misdirected desire

Where I merge
Into a sunset of graceful delusion.

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Anthony is a mixed-race poet & writer who has spent most of his life in Kuwait jostling between the UK & America.
Anthony's work has been published in The Radius, Sledgehammer Lit, Moonchild Magazine and Acropolis Journal amongst others.
Anthony has 2 published chapbooks titled 'The Great Northern Journey' 2020 (Lazy Adventurer Publishing) & 'Vultures' 2021 (Roaring Junior Press).
Anthony's Chapbook 'Half Bred' is the Winner of the 2021 'The Poetry Question' Chapbook contest.
Anthony's debut YA Novel 'The Sands of Change' was released in October 2021 with Alien Buddha Press. Anthony is the Co-Eic of Fahmidan Journal.
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